Did you know DTLA’s Fashion District is home to the largest selection of textiles and fabrics in the country. There are almost 200 wholesale and retail stores selling textiles, fabrics, trim, beading, accessories, etc. If you can’t find it in Downtown LA, you probably can’t find it anywhere.
We were walking around the Fashion District looking for fabric for our Halloween costumes when we ended up at Amy’s Text & Trim on East 9th Street. That’s where we spotted the perfect fabric. It was outside the shop mixed in with dozens of bolts of fabrics. The woman who worked there (don’t know if it was Amy or not) was very helpful. She answered all of our questions and then sold us just a yard of two different fabrics.
If you sew you must take a stroll through the Fashion District. It is filled with everything from zippers and buttons to exotic silks and prints. Even if you don’t sew, it’s worth the trip just to check it all out.
Amy’s Text & Trim 306 East 9th Street (between Santee and Maple) 818.653.5046